Job Details

University of the Pacific
  • Position Number: 3944049
  • Location: Stockton, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology


Biology Instructor


Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Primary Purpose: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applications for two, two-year, full-time 9-month Instructor positions starting August 14, 2023. Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. University of the Pacific is located in Stockton, California, named as the most racially and ethnically diverse big city in the United States in a 2020 US News & World Special Report.

Essential Functions: Non-tenure track faculty members engage primarily in teaching. Teaching responsibilities may include non-majors Biology, General Biology, Physiology, and/or one or more upper-division courses in the candidate's area of interest (depending on need). Teaching responsibilities will be 5 courses over 2 semesters. Research space and resources will be provided to allow applicants to maintain research projects and engage undergraduate research students if desired. Area of specialization is open.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways sociocultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socioeconomic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Screening of applications will commence on March 25, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree in Biology, or a closely related field.
  • Educational or professional experience in the appropriate area of instructional responsibility.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Experience as primary instructor of record for a previous course.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Enthusiasm for working with a diverse student body (Pacific is an AANAPISI Institution with 24% Latinx students).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.





Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The job requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using a computer keyboard; the job often requires standing during lecture periods, when teaching in the lab, or during research; occasional walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on the course and department needs.

Special Instructions:
For first consideration, please apply on or before March 25, 2023.

Candidates should provide the following:
  • Cover letter outlining qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • Brief statement of research interests and future goals that the candidate would like to accomplish





To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/24941

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.






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